(Closed) Anyone using Song of Songs for the old testament reading?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep! Its my first reading. 

A reading from the Song of Songs 2:8-10.14.16; 8:6-7
Love is strong as Death.

I hear my Beloved.
See how he comes
leaping on the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My Beloved is like a gazelle,
like a young stag.
See where he stands
behind our wall.
He looks in at the window,
he peers through the lattice.
My Beloved lifts up his voice,
he says to me,
‘Come then, my love,
my lovely one, come.
My dove, hiding in the clefts of the rock.
In the coverts of the cliff,
show me your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet
and your face is beautiful.’

My beloved is mine and I am his.

Set me like a seal on your heart,
like a seal on your arm.
For love is strong as Death,
jealousy relentless as Sheol. The flash of it is a flash of fire,
a flame of the Lord himself.
Love no flood can quench,
no torrents drown. 

Post # 4
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We do too!

Post # 5
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Me too! I love this reading!

Post # 6
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thats ours too! Fi didn’t like it at first (he said it was too poetic and not traditional enough) but after looking at some of the commentary and interpretations for the other options, we decided to go with this one and I love it!

Post # 7
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just went to a wedding with this reading.  Personally, I don’t want any Song of Solomon verses at my wedding because they’re very sexual and I feel uncomfortable with that in front of family.  However, a lot of people uses SoS verses so what do I know!

Post # 8
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We used Song of Songs (The same verses mentioned by Mins)!  I absolutely love Song of Songs.  We also had Matt Maher’s “Set Me as a Seal” for our offetory hymn; it’s based off the words in the reading and is so beautiful! 


Post # 9
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Aggie10:  Never heard of that hymn- I LOVE it, thank you for posting the link! 

Post # 10
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is my first reading too. What is your reading from the New Testament?

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